Twenty-six innovators have been officially announced as the finalists in the Gravity Challenge 02, Australia’s premier space technology innovation program.
The GRAVITY Challenge is an international technology innovation program that brings together Challenge providers (corporates, government agencies and other businesses) and Innovators (entrepreneurs, RTO’s, universities, start-ups and SMEs) to collaborate and create solutions to some of business and society’s biggest challenge using space data and space capability.
GRAVITY Challenge 02 is an opportunity for bilateral engagement between Australian and the UK Innovators and Challenge providers to gain visibility and access to international end users, customers and collaborators.
Space sector leaders from around the world attended a virtual event last night where each Challenger announced the finalists for their Challenge. South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall, also spoke at the event, speaking on the importance of nurturing Australia’s space capabilities to make for a prosperous future.
Gravity Challenge 02 had a 350 percent increase of entries from Gravity 01, with the finalists making up an eclectic group from a range of different backgrounds including environmental, health and agricultural industries.
Finalists will now go into the Accelerate phase (more info on phases below) where they will collaborate with their challenge provider to further refine their solution, test their hypothesis and prepare their final proposal due end of October.